• Safety first mantra highlighted at Colorado ski resorts

    on January 13 | in General | by | with Comments Off

    Aspen Highlands by Michael Neumann

    Aspen Highlands by Michael Neumann

    Safety can be sexy.

    Well maybe not sexy…but it can be fun. Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) and its 22 member resorts, in conjunction with the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), have teamed up to promote National Safety Awareness Week, which begins tomorrow, January 14, and runs through January 21.

    CSCUSA member resorts across the state will host events, clinics and other activities designed to educate and remind skiers and riders of the importance of slope safety. These programs, promotions and prizes motivate safe skiing and riding behavior, and highlight the Skier Responsibility Code and various resort safety measures. Continue Reading

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  • Ski Country sweeps

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    Steamboat photo taken by Larry Pierce

    Steamboat photo taken by Larry Pierce

    In honor of January Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month, Colorado Ski Country, Columbia, and Steamboat Resort have teamed up to give you a chance to win a learn to ski package for four. Take your family or three friends with you to Steamboat for three nights and three full days of “Complete Three” ski or snowboard lessons including rentals. You’ll also receive Colorado Ski Country branded Columbia outerwear to keep you toasty warm and looking stylish while you learn Colorado’s signature sport.

    For full sweepstakes details and rules and regulations click here.

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  • How I failed to ski Crested Butte

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    Crested Butte has a reputation for steep, challenging terrain, plentiful snow, and a down-home atmosphere that core skiers love.  But I wouldn’t know, because I can’t seem to bring myself to actually go skiing.

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  • No Shortage of Fun at Durango Mountain Resort’s Winterfest

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    To celebrate winter, Durango Mountain Resort and Backcountry Experience are hosting Winterfest — a festival full of winter fun!  Winterfest is your chance to try out ice climbing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing and more on Sat., Jan. 14 and Sun., Jan. 15 at Durango Mountain Resort.  Created by the winter-fun experts at Backcountry Experience, Winterfest is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to participate in these and many other winter sports and activities at low or no cost.
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    Here’s a snapshot of the activities during Winterfest weekend, January 14 and 15, 2012:
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  • A Family Guide To The Winter X Games

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    By Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com

    We’ve watch the Winter X Games on TV for years. Generally, the shots of the crowd made us think that while our kids would love seeing the events live, they were too young and we were too old.

    I mean, do you ever see anyone who is not 20-something and gorgeous in the ESPN feed? Would a family feel comfortable at this event?

    In a word: Yes.

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  • Fly, Ski and Stay in Crested Butte All Season Long

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    Crested Butte 12-30-11

    Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) announces that is has brought back its most popular and least expensive package deal of the season. $599 Fly, Ski and Stay includes a roundtrip flight into Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional airport (GUC) on American Airlines, three days of skiing or riding at CBMR and a four-night stay at The Grand Lodge. Or choose to stay ski-in/ski-out at the Elevation Hotel & Spa for $699 per person. In previous years, the package has only been available in January for this price point, however this season the resort is able to offer $599 Fly, Ski and Stay until April 2, 2012.

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  • Don’t Get Fancy, Just Get Dancy

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    Has anyone else noticed the weather here in Colorado? We’re not worried, we’re Coloradans. We KNOW it’s going to snow. It always does. To help usher in some fresh storms, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) is doing its best to rally the snow gods. From snow dances to sacrificial ski burns to planking, CSCUSA is working to get the attention of Mother Nature and Old Man Winter.

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  • New Complete 3 Learn to Ski and Ride Initiative Unveiled

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    Steamboat announced a new ski and ride program specifically for the January Learn to Ski & Ride month entitled, Complete 3, partnering with regional resorts Eldora Mountain Resort and Powderhorn Mountain Resort in Colorado and Snowy Range in Wyoming.

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  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort Offers Discounted Lift Tickets to Season Pass Holders from Other Resorts

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    Powderhorn Mountain Resort has some good snow and the resort would like to share the snow with others by offering $35.00 mid-week (Monday-Friday) lift tickets to anyone who has a 2011-12 Season Pass from any resort during the month of January.

    Powderhorn 12/27/11

    Powderhorn 12/27/11

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  • We Can Still Be Friends

    on January 3 | in Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off

    By Kristen Lummis, Brave Ski Mom

    Aspen Mountain, December 22, 2011.

    I think La Niña must be a 12 year-old girl. Last year, we were BFFs and she shared her snow with skiers in everywhere. This year, I don’t know what happened. Was it something we said? Maybe she didn’t like the way we took her for granted, skiing right on through the summer and expecting her to return in October. Maybe we didn’t wear the right clothes, or worse yet, she suspects we might have feelings for El Niño (we don’t, really!). Whatever happened, she’s dumped us and gone up to play elsewhere. She’s cutting us, and it hurts. Continue Reading

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